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Expert in Hazardous & Ordinary Locations Electrical Safety, EMC, Design for Compliance & Certification, & Project Management Strategy

Expert ID: 736856 Texas, USA

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Expert's unique journey has given him numerous opportunities to overcome complex challenges, work with and learn from various personalities, and grow in his knowledge. As a result, expert continuously excels in a wide variety of areas surrounding the field of electronic product development in oil & gas and aerospace, notably where the challenges included hazardous areas.

Expert is a problem-solving engineer, project manager, and consultant. He drives results, mentors, and leads with a high standard of integrity.

Areas of Expertise:
Circuit Design
Project Management
Product Sustaining
Product Development
Electrical Safety &
EMC Standards
IPC Standards (applicability, certification, compliance)
Mil Standards
API Standards
USCG and ABS standards.

All of the above is applied to the Oil & Gas industry and Military & Aerospace. SME for Compliance, EMC, and Standards as mentioned above, particularly Haz/Loc standards, worldwide (US & Canada, ATEX, IECEx). Also a subject matter expert for cabling & cable assembly design; plastics & insulation materials.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Technical Consultant Department:
Responsibilities:
Advice and assistance to engineers and managers in the following areas:
• Strategies for reducing certification project time, shortening time-to-market
• Design for Intrinsic Safety
• Design for Electrical Safety Compliance & for EMC
• Design for Hazardous Locations (Haz/Loc)
• Design to meet worldwide requirements (ATEX, IECEx, AEx/N. Am.)
• IPC compliance
• PM & PD
• QA and Manufacturing for certification
• DFM, DFT, QA, and Manufacturing relating to PCB/PCBA, cabling & electronic assemblies

Certification Engineer work (certifying engineer)
Test for Compliance, Test for Function
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2019 Employer: National Oilwell Varco Title: Senior Electrical Engineer (functioned as Principle) Department:
Responsibilities:
• GPE (Global Product Engineer), project management, project lead, product development, sustaining, R & D, design for compliance (EMC, electrical safety, Haz/Loc), technical lead & mentor, assist & advise engineering management; SME for Haz/Loc and other standards (UL, NFPA 70, IEC & EN, IPC), ECAD/PCBA administration, ERP and EDC/PLM systems; Lean Engineering, Lean PD, Leadership.
• Served as SME for EMC & Hazardous Area Certification design issues, particularly designing for Intrinsic Safety and for EMC, as well as general electronics and PCBA design, the key go-to mentoring engineer for the whole local engineering department as well as for cross-divisional groups.
• Led a cross-functional team to successfully bring to market a certified Intrinsically Safe Foundation Fieldbus sensor, which involved resolving unprecedented conflicting technical and certification requirements, one key aspect so advanced it influenced a change in the I.S. standard’s next revision, as well as unique and unusual EMC test challenges.
• Competencies: Leadership, Mentorship, Project Management, Problem Solving, Hazardous Locations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2011 Employer: National Oilwell Varco Title: Electrical Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
• Product design & sustaining engineering, design for compliance, product SME, ECAD/PCBA administration; Lean Engineering; project lead & technical lead; internal & external customer interface at various levels including upper and middle management. Required leading product EMC testing.
• Developed, documented & brought through certification a productized solution that solved a field EMI-related problem with the company’s main sensor product line, saving many jobs.
• Developed the electronics for a multi-channel drill-string in-line sensor from "napkin sketch" to full functional productize prototype in 4 months (late January to OTC in Houston in early May).
• Competencies: Leadership, Mentorship, Project Management, Problem Solving, Hazardous Locations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: National Oilwell Varco (at that time M/D Totco, a Varco Company) Title: Associate Electrical Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
• Product design & sustaining engineering, design and sustaining for compliance. Project lead & technical lead, internal & external customer interface. Required leading product EMC testing.
• Simultaneously led cross-company and cross-functional teams to develop & deploy solutions for field issues on two different key products for a key customer, which resulted in saving that business.
• Competencies: Leadership, Project Management, Problem Solving, Customer Interface.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: National Oilwell Varco Title: Associate Electrical Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Product design & sustaining engineering, design and sustaining for compliance. Project lead & technical lead, internal & external customer interface.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: PhotoTelesis, LP Title: Sr. Engineering Technician Department:
Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of IEEE
Member of SPE
Professional Appointments
Customer Reviewer for standards, FM Approvals
Awards / Recognition
"Gung Ho" Award (employee of the month)
"Pit Bull" Award
"Wax Ring" Award

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
College experience:
2.5yrs at Texas A&M - Engineering Geology & Philosophy
2 yrs at San Jacinto College - Electronics Technology
1.5yrs at University of Houston - Electronics Technology, Process Control

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Able to read Certification literature, such as an EU Type Examination Certificate

Fields of Expertise

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